St. Johns has competed in MIFA's theatre competition since its inception. With countless state qualifications and 10 state championships, St. Johns has a proven track record of excellence in competition. The current directors are Jackie and Nathan Charneski. St. Johns takes a 45-minute cutting and competes at the district and regional levels each year, to qualify for the state festival.
The competition production is primarily student-led. The directors will hold auditions and crew interviews in November each year. Once the cast and crew list is posted, rehearsals are held daily Monday-Friday and occasional Saturdays from December through February. Competitions take place on Saturdays from the end of January through mid-February.
For additional information about MIFA theatre events in the state of Michigan, please visit the MIFA Theatre website.
Former directors include Bob Koger, Barbara Markman, and Ashley Bowen.